Tribunal Dismisses Atiku’s Claim That Security Operatives Rigged Election For Buhari
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed parts of petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, alleging that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) used security officers to manipulate the 2019 election in favour of Muhammadu Buhari.
The court’s decision followed an application by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seeking the nullification of various parts of the petition by the PDP.
The PDP had in its petition accused the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, and major government agencies including INEC and security agencies of culpability in the manipulation of election results to the benefit of Mr Buhari.
However, during the court during a decision on Wednesday before the final determination of the petition, the tribunal ruled that INEC was right in submitting that the PDP ought to have included the security officers mentioned in the petition as part of the suit.
The court removed parts of the petition relating to the alleged involvement of security officers in the manipulation of results as put forward by the PDP.
You may be interested
Premier League: Mourinho Ends Newcastle Jinx In Tottenham’s WinWebby - July 15, 2020
Jose Mourinho claimed his first ever win at St James’ Park following Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-1 win against Newcastle United, in…
Akwuegbu: How Tough, Rough Life In The Austrian Army Shaped My LifeWebby - July 15, 2020
Benedict Akwuegbu has revealed that serving in the Austrian army indeed prepared him for tough and rough challenges of life.…
Championship: Ameobi Bags Brace In Nottingham’s Home Draw Vs 10-Man SwanseaWebby - July 15, 2020
Sammy Ameobi scored two goals but it was not enough as Nottingham Forest were held to a 2-2 draw at…